Students from Calvert High School were among the vendors at National Night Out’s Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center.

Prince Frederick, MD – A nationwide event that was started over 30 years ago and celebrated throughout Calvert County Tuesday, Aug. 7. National Night Out (NNO) is designed to make neighborhoods safer. Residents, law enforcement, first responders and a variety of vendors are part of the community’s celebration, which is always held the first Tuesday in August.

In addition to games, demonstrations mingling, volunteers at many of the 28 locations were serving food—the hot dog is the unofficial food item of National Night Out.
Late Tuesday, Aug. 7 Calvert County NNO officials announced that two communities—Queensberry and Patuxent Palisades/Shores of Calvert—had cancelled their events. However, the other 28 venues were buzzing with attendees having plenty of summertime fun. Those communities included White Sands in Lusby, which was reviving their annual tradition of hosting a night-out party, and Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center in Prince Frederick, which was hosting its first NNO ever. One of Calvert’s two municipalities—the Town of North Beach—also held a two-hour event near the boardwalk and pier.

Calvert County’s NNO program is sponsored by Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA).

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Photos by Marty Madden and Jerold Massie